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Are these temperatures normal at 0.2% CPU usage?

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July 24, 2008 4:10:18 PM

I have taken a screenshot of SpeedFan while it says my CPU usage is at 0.2%.

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/5615/tempgr5.jpg

Are these temperatures normal? I am overclocking the Q6600 to 2.9.

How much will it shorten the CPU life by if its too hot?
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July 24, 2008 4:29:14 PM

Try CoreTemp. BTW what HSF are you using?
July 25, 2008 4:26:31 AM

56 at idle is a bit on the warm side. Most try to aim for 60 degrees at load.
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July 25, 2008 6:11:46 AM

It won't shorten the lifespan. CPUs last much longer than they are usually used.
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